2021 award recipients stand outside the Haworth College of Business courtyard holding their awards.

Celebrating Alumni and Friends

Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award

Emerging Leader Alumni Award

  • Alvin Hills IV, 2021 Emerging Leader Alumni Award recipient.

    Alvin Hills IV, B.B.A.’11

    Business Developer, City of Grand Rapids • Co-founder, Endless Opportunities • Co-founder, The Midwest Tech Project • Founder, Alvin J. Hills IV and Associates

    Alvin Hills' bio

  • Kameron Kampen, 2021 Emerging Leader Alumni Award recipient.

    Kameron Kampen, B.B.A.’13

    Regional Sales Manager, Stryker Medical

    Kameron Kampen's bio

  • Lashae Simmons II, 2021 Emerging Leader Alumni Award recipient.

    Lashae Simmons II, B.B.A.’15

    Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual • Founder, Black Wall Street Muskegon

    Lashae Simmons' bio

Department Awards

  • Christopher Abate, 2021 Department of Accountancy Outstanding Alumni.

    Christopher Abate, B.B.A.’01

    Chief Executive Officer, Redwood Trust

    Department of Accountancy Outstanding Alumni Award

    Christopher Abate's bio

  • Peter Pearce, 2021 Department of Business Information Systems Outstanding Alumni.

    Peter Pearce, B.B.A.’92

    Principal, Baker Tilly US

    Department of Business Information Systems Outstanding Alumni Award

    Peter Pearce's bio

  • John Dankovich, Department of Finance and Commercial Law Outstanding Alumni.

    John Dankovich, B.B.A.’76

    Partner, MKD Wealth Coaches

    Department of Finance and Commercial Law Outstanding Alumni Award

    John Dankovich's bio

  • Robert Naugle Jr., Department of Management Outstanding Alumni.

    Robert Naugle Jr., B.B.A.’03

    Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, REV TECH

    Department of Management Outstanding Alumni Award

    Robert Naugle's bio

  • Frank Gambino, Department of Marketing Outstanding Alumni.

    Frank Gambino, B.S.’77, Ed.D.’93

    Professor of Marketing, Western Michigan University • Director of the Food and Consumer Package Goods Marketing Program, Western Michigan University

    Department of Marketing Outstanding Alumni Award

    Frank Gambino's bio

  • COL Arieyeh Austin, WMU ROTC Wall of Fame Award recipient.

    COL Arieyeh Austin, B.A.’97

    U.S. Army

    WMU ROTC Wall of Fame Award

    COL Arieyeh Austin's bio